|Release date(s)|| SNES|
December 21, 1990
August 13, 1991
January 21, 1993
August 21, 2009
December 28, 2009
April 6, 2010
|Platform(s)||Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Virtual Console|
Pilotwings is a video game released for the SNES on launch day. It is a flight simulator game that requires you to drive multiple different aerial vehicles (such as the Light plane, the rocket belt, and others.). It is known as one of the first games to use the Super Nintendo's Mode 7 texture mapping graphics mode (other games include F-Zero, Super Mario Kart, multiple RPG's, the original Starfox, and more.).
Types of vehiclesEdit
There are a total of five vehicles within this game. The following are a list of them, including what each one is able to do.
- Light Plane - In the light plane event, you must multiple circles and then land on the ground.
- Rocket Belt - In the rocket belt event, you must complete a specific objective, then land on the landing pad
- Hang Glider -
- Skydiving -
- Helicopter -
A sequel was developed on the Nintendo 64 titled Pilotwings 64. There was a Pilotwings game for GameCube in development, but was canceled. It is rumoured that a sequel might be released on the Wii, on the account that there was a demo showcased at E3 2006. In a dream Wii games section in Issue #31 of ONM, where the staff each said which classic Nintendo game they would like to see on the Wii, "Pilotwings Wii" was one of them. Nintendo announced at E3 2010 that a confirmed sequel is coming for the Nintendo 3DS, entitled Pilotwings Resort.